June 13, 2019
How to secure your business and therefore choosing the right security company is a crucial business decision. According to An Garda Siochana, in the last 24 months, there have been over 22,000 crime incidents relating to Irish Businesses.
You don’t want to see your sales and profit slump due to a costly break-in and damage to your assets- not to speak about the hours lost on re-ordering, repairs discussions with insurance, legal advisors and restoring the confidence of your employees.It is alarming to see how many businesses are vulnerable to burglaries and vandalism every year.
As a business owner and decision maker, it is important for you to think about employing a professional security provider that suits your requirements – the right fit for you and your company.
Important points to consider:
- Is the Security provider local?
In-depth knowledge of the area, the culture, the specific approach of situations- a local business can serve your needs best. A local agency will pay more attention and treat you better. It will grant you easier access to those in charge and you will not be passed around from one call center to another. It’s the security of knowing that you will be looked after.
- How customer-focused is the company?
The best Security provider has security as its core value and customer service as their main priority. ‘You need to be their priority and not just a number.’
The last thing you want in an emergency situation is listening to a recorded message saying all our agents are busy at the moment – we will be with you soon.’
- Is the security provider willing to accommodate your requirements?
Your business is not like any other – as are your security requirements. You might have stock and assets in your warehouse to be protected via patrolling during the night while others might be looking for their premises to be monitored remotely. The best Security Company will offer you the best solution for your security requirements instead of selling a plain structured service.
- What are their main areas of expertise?
You want to discover that the provision of security services is the core of their business and not just a small part of it, for example, cleaning or landscaping, etc.? If looking for event security, find a company that provides a well trained and experienced team of guards. If you are looking for a security company to attend your alarm activations during the night, find a company that specializes in mobile guarding.
- How reputable is the company?
This is a no brainer but very important. Online platforms tell you a lot about the company and its status. Always look up information about the security provider and their history online. Another useful tip is to look for references. Meeting a representative usually costs nothing and gives you a feel for the company.
Having all the information at hand will help you to make a well thought, thorough and sensible decision about protecting your business. Price of the service is only one of many aspects to consider when you are deciding on a security service provider.
Just as with many other business related costs you pay, when it comes to security, you get what you pay for.